How many incidents happen every time in the world of cricket. How many things are written in the pages of cricket as history. In the history of almost one and a half hundred years of cricket, various events are happening every day. From that accumulated history, a significant issue of the relevant day is brought out.
Today is June 16, 2022. Many things have happened in the history of cricket these days. Which are highlighted for the readers of Jago News.
1926: Birth of the most elegant batter in England
He is considered to be the most elegant batsman in England. Tom Graveny, whom fans put in their hearts for his extraordinary stroke play in a very short time; But his tendency to throw wickets made him distrustful of the England selectors. Not only that, in 1983, he was thrown out of the party by this whimsical tendency.
However, he returned to the team after three years due to his excellent batting for Ostershire and has played 24 consecutive Tests out of the 69 Tests he has played in his career since his 39th birthday.
Graveni also led the England team to Headingley once in 1986. The most devastating was against the West Indies. He averaged 59 runs against the team and played an impeccable innings of 256 at Trentbridge in 1956. In just the second Test of his career, he played 165 runs against India in Bombay in the 1951-52 season. He played and coached for Queensland. Today is his birthday. Graveni died on November 3, 2015.
1999: Pakistan beat New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals
On this day in 1999, Pakistan and New Zealand met in the semi-finals of the World Cup at Old Trafford in Manchester. The Kiwis were helpless in front of the flying Pakistan.
New Zealand, led by Stephen Fleming, won the toss and elected to bat. But the dream of the Kiwis to reach the World Cup final came to a halt with the speed of King Shoaib Akhtar.
Shoaib took 3 wickets for 55 runs in 10 overs. His three wickets were Yorker. Wasim Akram and Abdul Razzaq took two wickets each. In the end New Zealand was able to score 241 runs losing 8 wickets.
Pakistan won by a huge margin of 9 wickets on the back of Saeed Anwar’s great century. Wazhatullah Wasti and Saeed Anwar scored 194 runs in the opening over. Wasti remained unbeaten on 74 runs.
1932: World record in the opening pair, which never broke
In 1932, a record was recorded in the history of cricket, which no one has yet been able to break. Record creation in cricket is basically for breaking. But sometimes some records are made to stay intact for life. The record of 555 runs in the opening pair made on this day in 1932 is one such.
Yorkshire took to the field in the championship match against Essex. Yorkshire openers Herbert Sachleef and Percy Holmes were the first to bat in that match. The two scored 423 runs on the first day of the match.
Sachleef and Holmes could break the record of 554 runs set by Jack Brown and John Tonicliff, set in 1896, in the English press.
The next day, the two Yorkshire openers did not disappoint the spectators. After hooking Laurie Eastman and hitting the boundary, Sachleef crossed the 554-run mark and took Yorkshire to 555. He set the best record of all time in the opening pairing.
Sachleef mysteriously threw the next ball. The pair of 555 runs was broken. Yorkshire captain Brian Sellers declared the innings. Sachleef scored 313 and Pars Holmes 224.